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Brandon D. Beardsley

Family Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

4.1   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Brandon

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IT IS MY PLEASURE TO SERVE MY CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Law Office of Brandon D Beardsley, P.L.L.C.
254 Paseo Reyes Drive
Saint Augustine, FL, 32095

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
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Posted by Glenn | September 13, 2009
Honest, ethical, and fair billing, use this attorney for your divorce
Brandon represented me in my divorce in 2008. It was already a train wreck by the time I retained him which wasn’t his fault. However, he was honest with me from the start on my position in the matter. Brandon took the time to answer my questions and explain the divorce process to me. He handled everything from a legal standpoint and acted in an ethical and professional matter at all times. This was important to me as I refused to stoop to my ex wife’s level in this matter and he made sure it didn’t happen. I didn’t find Brandon’s experience level to be an issue at all. I needed someone that could guide and direct me when necessary as I had other issues (like dealing with the police and IRS) beyond a simple divorce. When matters came to light that were beyond his area of expertise Brandon brought in some very competent attorneys to advise me on the proper course of action. They had a complete understanding of the criminal issues and tax matters that were created by my ex wife. As a result of the advice and assistance I received from Brandon and those attorneys I was able to get through my divorce, continue my life, and start over. My ex wife is now facing multiple felony charges and has basically destroyed her life. There is no doubt in my mind that I picked the right attorney to handle my divorce. Considering the circumstances the outcome was perfect for me and so priceless it could be a Visa commercial. I continue to work with Brandon as I consider him to be a trusted advisor that acts in my best interests at all times. If you want an honest, ethical, and fair attorney this is your guy. Thanks for all of your help Brandon.
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2009
Brandon is an awesome attorney, he took care of my situation with the upmost professionalisim.
I tell everyone who is in need of a great family attorney about Brandon Beardsley. Brandon has kept me informed of every situation and every little detail that my Ex has tried to sneak by. He has made sure that justice has been served for my child.
Posted by Andrea | June 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Brandon is the epitome of honesty and professionalism. If you want someone that knows the ins and outs of family law and is willing to fight for you, he is who you want by your side. He went above and beyond helping my son through an extremely difficult and emotional time. Brandon, along with his office staff, were there to walk us through the entire process and answer any questions. You are not just a client with him. You are treated as family.
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Posted by Joe | March 29, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Life saver
I would highly recommend Brandon. The first attorney I used for my divorce, left off one detail, when my ex-wife was supposed to send me my funds. my consultation with Brandon didn’t go so well from my standpoint, there was nothing I could do. But he said give me a few days to think it over and low and behold he came up with a resolution for me called a petition we could file that if successful the court would sell the house so I can get my proceeds. Just the fear of that and several emails and phone calls on his behalf. Turn the tables. He was a life changer for me and I will always be indebted to him. Do you want the best look no further he’s relentless for his clients
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Posted by Audrey | December 5, 2023
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They don't call him satan for nothing.
I would highly recommend Brandon to anyone going through the most difficult journey in their life. He made it easy and with the least amount of stress. During mediation, he made me laugh over and over again by imitating Katt Williams. He even called his brother who also had me cracking up. I needed to relax and he knew it. He's just a great guy, overall and a heck of an attorney. Thanks again, Brandon!
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2021
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Could not be more pleased with Brandon and his staff
As a stay at home mom, I knew I was facing a very challenging divorce. It would involve custody, alimony, assets, etc. I was so anxious and nervous. I had asked everyone I knew around town who was the best... and every single answer was Brandon Beardsley!! Most said they knew first hand, because their ex had hired Brandon, and they sure wished they had him as their attorney instead!! That's a superior compliment to any attorney. From start to finish the staff made me feel like I was their most important client. They walked me through the entire process and reassured me along the way. I am thrilled by the outcome of my case. He deserves more then 5 stars!
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Posted by Tad | September 14, 2018
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Lawyer review and recommendation
Mr Beardsley is an excellent lawyer. He is very thorough and competent. In handling my divorce case we went over all of the details so that I understood what to expect. I felt that there were no surprises and the information I was asked to provide to Mr Beardsley’s legal team helped me get the results from my divorce case greater than I expected. I highly recommend Mr Beardsley for all legal matters.
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Posted by Andrew | August 6, 2017
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Professional, expeditious Mediator.
The morning of our Mediation started out as miserably as I expected it to... let's just say my seperation had been incredibly painful and confusing (we have a child). I truly believe without Brandon's professionalism and focus on the big picture, this nightmare of a divorce would have gone to trial (a certain lose/lose situation). He somehow kept the process on track, and though I'm not saying the settlement was a "treat" for me... at least he got my life back and I can move forward.
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Posted by Bill | April 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Spectacular
Brandon has that rare quality of understanding exactly what it will take to win in court and a courtroom presence that is something to behold. You want this guy representing you.
Posted by Lynn | September 13, 2011
Brandon listens - He can help those who help themselves.
Brandon listens, strategizes and knows his way around the St. Johns County court. He saved me from PAYING alimony, got me back into my house, and got my kids back to me after a long drawn out nasty divorce proceedings, custody evals, psych assessments, and wage assessments. Brandon went way above and way beyond what most attorneys would have done. But if you want to win, he can't do it all by himself. You have to have your documents, paperwork, etc. ready to battle. Best part was he kept me sane the whole miserable time and proved patience will provail. He also tried to minimize expenses by NOT responding to every rediculous motion filed against me until we were in the hearing. Day one he said to do what he said, even if I didn't always agree. He was right - 99% of the time :). His strategy worked and I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Don Scott | April 1, 2011
Wills
Brandon did fabulous work for us when he put together our wills four years back. He was clear and concise and exceptionally professional. Our objective was to keep our estate out of probate and we fill that Brandon has put us in this position when the will is eventually exercised.
Posted by Stuart | April 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Can not be trusted
Cozy with opposing counsel and mistakenly forwarded me his emails to opposing counsel It was all there in writing for me to see.
Posted by jennifer | December 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
worst attorney ever!
This attorney attached me to my x husband for life via pre marital mortgages. X has rights to my name and social security for life, and if that's not enough 26 acres given to the x as well, without any reciprocity. If that's not enough on unequality of distribution, we can go further to the final judgement where the x also gets 34,000 extra in lying on the final judgement. And I also have to pay capital gains on the two properties I sold to purchase the 26 acres only two AND HALF YEARS AFTER i LEFT MY PRIMARY RESIDENCE IN LAND O LAKES, FL, THREE HOURS AWAY!!! Brandon never had good intentions in my case, and straight out of the gate, he was helping my x and not me.
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Posted by Kelly B | September 20, 2012
Not very interested in winning...
I hired Brandon as my divorce attorney to help me win custody of my daughter. He told me that he knew about these "20 factors" that the court considers and that no other attorneys knew about this, so he had an "edge". He sent me financial affidavit paperwork to fill out without instructions. Whenever I called he was never there. I left messages and he never called back. He did not respond to my emails. He sent interrogatories to my husband without telling me or asking for my input. He did not ask me for any "facts" regarding me or my husband. He received financial statements and never shared them with me. He set a 2 hour practice session to go over things before my first hearing and cut it short at one hour claiming that we were "ready". During the hearing, he allowed the opposing counsel to control 75% of the time, and only objected to testimony twice. He asked me questions that we did not practice, which caused me to hurt my own case. He did not ask me my side of the story for any of the lies my husband told on the stand, so his story became "fact". He failed to even mention my husbands documented suicide attempts, which I thought were highly relevant. He didn't file contempt charges when my husband removed the entire contents our home and took everything.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Mowrey, Shoemaker, Beardsley, PL
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of R.J. Larizza, P.A. & Associates
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Upchurch & Esposito, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Murray State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Associations

  • St. Johns County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kid's Bridge Visitation Facility
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top rated Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Founders Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer in family law. No surprises."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandon is a long time family law attorney in this area. He is well versed in family law. He works hard to resolve cases. I appreciate that he is realistic with his clients about the outcome and doesn't feed into unrealistic expectations the way some other attorneys do for their own benefit. Truly though, Brandon has found his niche in mediating cases - he's fast and efficient."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brandon has extensive experience in family law matters and I would recommend the services of his firm."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Beardsley. I have litigated numerous cases against Mr. Beardsley. He is a very competent, ethical and efficient family law attorney. I have great respect for Mr. Beardsley."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Beardsley is extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Brandon works extremely hard for his clients. He is honest and always gives you his honest opinion and realistic evaluation of your case. Brandon is a great negotiator and is very capable in the courtroom as well."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brandon is an excellent lawyer that passionately represents each client. His reputation as one of north east Florida's best young family law attorneys grows every day. I have the utmost confidence that when I refer a case to him, the client is in good hands. "
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Saint Augustine Family Lawyer Brandon D. Beardsley
Brandon D. Beardsley
Family Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 20 years